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Owen loves boxes

Owen loves boxes

Those Amazon boxes can be ridiculous sometimes. We’ve literally had a giant box with a tiny little purchase in it before. The good thing is that we make use of those boxes and Owen really loves them. This one fit a mini crib mattress perfectly!
Growing boys in a sandbox

Growing boys in a sandbox

A little fun at the park is a requirement when the sun comes out in Oregon. So the boys went to park and dug in the sand. They really dug their heels in when it was time to go ;)...
An Answered Prayer

An Answered Prayer

After a year of hoping and praying that God would bless us with one more little Schweitzer, we are happy to announce that He has! We are obviously overjoyed and feel very blessed to be parents again. Nathan is pretty excited too. We think it was his added prayers just...
Our Summer Trip to Austria

Our Summer Trip to Austria

When Brad and I chatted about where we wanted to vacation this summer, there was one place that we both agreed on–Austria. We had the opportunity to travel there last December and we absolutely fell in love with it. This trip, with summer in full bloom, had a...
Someone Won’t be Napping Today

Someone Won’t be Napping Today

This was the scene when I returned from a quick trip downstairs…               Nathan discovered my cup of coffee and decided to sample some. It’s no wonder he LOVES the character Curious George right now–he acts just like him....
Nathan’s First Hair Cut

Nathan’s First Hair Cut

Last Friday was one of the happiest days of my life. I took Nathan to receive his first haircut. Well, it wasn’t technically his “first” haircut. I have been trimming here and there since he was about 6 months old, but this was his first significant...
Shots…Last One Till 2015!

Shots…Last One Till 2015!

Today we took Nathan to our pediatrician to receive the last of his vaccinations until 2015. Needless to say, we are all happy about that!  Although Nathan is a champ when it comes to receiving shots, it is heartbreaking to watch him get poked with needle after...
What We Did – When in Rome

What We Did – When in Rome

Our trip to Italy was quite an adventure. Note to travelers: It rains in October. We stayed dry in Rome, but the rest of our trip was quite a soggy mess. So much so, that we had to cancel a stop in Venice (they were in 5 extra feet of water!). Rome, the capital of...
Yep – It’s a boy!

Yep – It’s a boy!

Nathan Andrew Schweitzer has entered the world.  He arrived at 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Deanna and Baby are both doing great. Dad is still recovering from permanent smile damage but is expected to recover by the baby boy’s teen years…....
Hangin’ at the Hotel

Hangin’ at the Hotel

Well, here we are! Hangin’ in Concord, MA as we await our big move to Germany. It has been an interesting week as we have worked to tie up lose ends. Overall though, we are feeling pretty relaxed and grateful that all things moving-related continue to come...
Life is a Highway…Part 4

Life is a Highway…Part 4

Ahhh…Raleigh to Norfolk, VA. Although the shortest drive of the road trip, it seemed like one of the longest. Go figure. It did prove to be a sweet ending to our jumbo journey. Our good-bye’s took longer than we had anticipated that morning, so that put us...
Life is a Highway…Part 3

Life is a Highway…Part 3

The road to Raleigh seemed like it would never end. The 1, 000+ miles from Kansas to Raleigh had us yearning for a place to park for a few days (rest areas were not an option). Although happy to have missed the brutal snowstorm that pounded the south just days before...
Life is a Highway…Part 2

Life is a Highway…Part 2

After a few hours at Niagara Falls, we headed south. Our next destination would be Olathe, Kansas. Due to the high mileage between NY and KS, we did stop for the night once we entered Indiana. The drive down was pretty uneventful. I shared some of the driving duty...
Life is a Highway…Part 1

Life is a Highway…Part 1

With the mover’s job complete and the car packed, we said good-bye to our Nashua address and hello to life on the road… We were hoping to begin our trip earlier than 10:30 p.m., but we were at the mercy of our movers (you can read all about that story in...
Black Fly & New Hampshire State Perfume

Black Fly & New Hampshire State Perfume

Today was a very SHORT walk with the dogs. I went for a nice run yesterday that only had a minor flip/fall. Yes I completely wiped out yesterday — must have watched too much wipeout on TV and tried to act it out. The good thing yesterday was the lack of bugs...
Amoskeag Fishways – A Fish Ladder

Amoskeag Fishways – A Fish Ladder

The Amoskeag Fishways is a learning center where you can watch the fish migrate through a fish ladder. The salmon swim upstream and this is how they get around a dam built years ago. Who would have thought fish could use a ladder. The fish migrate in June and if you...
Nashua National Fish Hatchery

Nashua National Fish Hatchery

With the fantastic weather in full swing we took a short trip (about 4 miles) to look at the Nashua National Fish Hatchery best betta aquarium. It appears to be a really happening place — I  think we were the only ones there. Anyway, it was still pretty cool. We...
The North Bridge In Concord, MA

The North Bridge In Concord, MA

Today we strolled around the North Bridge in Concord, MA. This is where the first shot of the revolutionary war began. It is pretty interesting to walk where major events in history took place. That is one of the nice parts about living in New England. There is no...